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Research Assistant Professor

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 503479
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health (Ref.: 503479), to commence as soon as possible on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health or a related discipline. They should have solid research experience in communicable and/or non-communicable diseases, and a track record of high-quality impactful research demonstrated by publications and external grants. They must be competent in statistical software packages, including R, for data analysis. They should have an excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese (including Cantonese and Putonghua). They should be organized, responsible, detail-minded, self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as in a multidisciplinary team.

The appointee will lead a community social contact survey in Hong Kong, which is similar to the CoMix study conducted in several countries in Europe (https://cmmid.github.io/topics/covid19/comix-reports.html), and contribute to other COVID-19 research projects. He/She will supervise junior research staff and students; develop his/her own research programme; write scientific publications, grant proposals and reports; and perform other duties as assigned. Working off-campus may be required. Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Kathy Leung at ksmleung@hku.hk. Information about the School can be obtained at http://sph.hku.hk.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. 

The University only accept online application for the post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. and research publication list.  Review of applications will commence on March 31, 2021 and continue until May 31, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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